It is a privilege to do precisely this job with precisely this group of people. We have unique projects,
clear goals, and a strong motivation to achieve them.
I’m lucky in that I’ve experienced precisely the above
during my career. It’s easy to go to work in the morning
when you enjoy your work. This is something I wish
everyone could experience. A chance for a one-of-akind experience is now opening up for a large group
of people at Rauma, where Metsä Group builds the
world’s most modern and efficient sawmill.
The recruiting for Metsä Group’s Rauma sawmill
has been prepared carefully ever since the preliminary
planning phase. This means that a hundred people will
be given an opportunity that comes by “once in a lifetime”, in that they will have the chance to participate in
a unique, world-class project of the kind none of us see
very often. All in all, the project is estimated to create
500 new jobs within its value chain. The employment
impact of the construction phase is 1,500 person-years.
Although the planning of the Rauma sawmill started
from what can be referred to as a clean slate, the integrate benefits offered by the adjacent pulp mill have, of
course, been taken advantage of. Technological leaps
and the sawmill’s implementation as a greenfield project – in other words, its construction on a previously
unbuilt plot of land – also allow for new operating
models in work. Instead of working at separate
workstations, we are moving to a single control room
in which different teams carry out the tasks of their
respective departments. The working environment is
tidy and safe also during the field rounds, which set the
pace of shifts and during which we carry out process
observations, quality measurements, and maintenance
tasks according to the preventive maintenance programme.
Internal recruitment for Rauma sawmill operator tasks started in May and external recruitment
will open in August. Those selected for the jobs will
participate in a programme which familiarises them
with the new technology and operating models before
the sawmill even starts up. The right attitude, motivation, and enthusiasm for learning new things are the
number one priority for those applying for the training
programme. Experience in the sawmill or maintenance
sectors will be an advantage but not a necessity, given
that skills will be ensured during on-the-job learning
periods to be completed at other Metsä Group sawmills. The Rauma sawmill’s programme is an excellent
channel by which to seek a career in the forest industry, as are all our apprenticeship training programmes,
for that matter.
The training programme provides the sawmill’s employees with a chance to become a reliable team before
the real action begins – Common goals and taking responsibility guide the activities of the entire personnel.
Getting the job done together with skilled co-workers
is not limited to anyone’s team alone. The cooperation
of multi-skilled employees and experts during every
shift ensures that our processes remain operational in
all situations. After the training programme, personal
competence development will continue throughout
each person’s career.
Working at a sawmill is a sustainable act: Metsä
Group processes the wood of northern forests sustainably into different products and works to mitigate climate change. Sawn timber stores carbon for a long time
and is an excellent material for many purposes. Metsä
Group is aiming for fossil free production by 2030. At
Rauma, the integration shared by the sawmill and the
pulp mill represents a big leap towards this goal.
The first application round for the apprenticeship
programme of the Rauma sawmill has begun.
Now is a good time to think about whether this could
be your “once in a lifetime” experience. Welcome